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    26" monocog rigid fork suggestions

    I just picked up an older brown monocog frame without a fork. Im going rigid on this and am considering the nashbar fork w/ 45mm offset and Axle to Crown of 453mm. Would this get me close to the geo of the bike pictured below? Thats pretty much what I am going for but rigid obviously. The owner of the pictured bike remembers the fork being 125. I actually have a 125 fox too and its a2c is just about 490 w/o any sag so I think this nashbar fork should do the trick. Anything else out there I should look at? Must be steel and budget oriented.26" monocog rigid fork suggestions-img_1858-2-.jpg

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    Salsa Cromoto is a solid option if you want to go steel. For a bit more coin, I upgraded to the MRP Rock Solid carbon fork. The biggest improvement is handling and ride quality on my 96er. Very pleased with this setup.

    Salsa Cromoto (425 A-C)


    MRP Rock Solid (445 A-C)



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    Cannondale CAD3 SS 96er build (circa 1997)

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    Thanks for the info and pictures, one of those carbon forks may find its way onto my ride when funds allow. I ended up pulling the trigger on the nashbar fork as everything just went on sale for 21% off (orders 50+), couldn't say no at that price! I will update the thread with pics once its all put together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeBro View Post
    Thanks for the info and pictures, one of those carbon forks may find its way onto my ride when funds allow. I ended up pulling the trigger on the nashbar fork as everything just went on sale for 21% off (orders 50+), couldn't say no at that price! I will update the thread with pics once its all put together.
    Nashbar is always a smart value choice. I have a few Nashbar branded products myself. Good luck and RIDE ON!


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    I had a Monocog 26" with a Surly 1x1 fork on it, which was terrific. I was even able to stuff a 29er tire in there, but the tire hit my toes frequently.
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    Looks like a common AC length for older 26" monocogs would be about 425mm.
    Monocog Fork (26") Axle to crown?

    I don't the extra 25mm isn't that big a deal for a 2000's bike. I'd bet it makes the bike handle better actually, slacken out the headtube angle.
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